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Oil Nut Bay expanding

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Luxury resort and residential community, Oil Nut Bay on Virgin Gorda is expanding.

Manager of Oil Nut Bay Construction Company, Brendan O’ Reilly told BVI News on Wednesday that operators of the resort are increasing the number of villas available.

The resort is said to have 88 villas spread across 300 acres.

“We plan to start three new villas this year and next year we have a series of villas already in the schedule to commence,” he said.

“We are trying to keep momentum and trying to generate sales and rentals as best we can. I think everyone would agree that it is a pretty uncertain market right now with tourism being affected in one way or the other. But having properties come back online and amenities throughout the BVI is going to assist in bringing that tourism back to the BVI again.”

Damage

Like the rest of the territory, O’Rilley said every villa sustained some level of damage during the hurricanes last year.

Their signature landscaping was also completely wiped out, he said. While unable to disclose the cost of repairs to the hurricane-damaged resort, O’Rilley said Oil Nut Bay lost millions.

“Since the storm, we have rebuilt all the resort’s core buildings and we have now replaced a lot of landscaping. Our arrival dock was really the statement to the property and we lost the building out on the dock but we have since rebuilt it and so the entrance of the property looks like how it did pre-Irma, which was our intention,” he said.

O’Rilley said about four villas are still under construction and his company is aiming for an end-of-September completion date.

“We are well underway with repairs of damaged properties at this point and we are hopeful that we are going to be fully repaired for the start of next season in November. We are also looking forward to having a busy season,” he said.

The construction manager said the resort reopened in December 2017 and since then, locals have been noticeably patronizing the facility.

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  1. Albion says:

    This is good news. More foreign capital flowing in. More business for local construction crews.

    But I am just going to sit here and wait for all the negative blog comments to start flowing…

  2. jw says:

    j————– and that barbados man getting all that work…

  3. Such a sham says:

    I call upon the ancestors of this nation to rise against this! Chase them out! Not in my backyard!!

  4. Sam the man says:

    Great to hear that somebody is getting on with rebuilding and expanding the tourism offer – sure better than 8 months to throw some paint on derelict buildings in CGB!

  5. Perfect says:

    Perfect! Because face it BVIslanders, you no longer have a strong financial sector. You need all the tourism you can get.

  6. BVIhelp says:

    So we should leave it to the helmetless scooter boys to fix the island

    • Man up says:

      if they are prepared to get off their asses and contribute then yes, unlike many entitled “born here” lazy brigade that welcomed a half day off work to march (or stay at home) for something they know nothing about only that it provides money to our inept government…

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